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weather and terreur panique* What must the truth
be when they publish so much ?
At last they have given a palliated account of
the misfortunes of the flotilla of Dunkirk, which
has been knocked to pieces by the sea. There
are great disturbances there; officers hanged up
by the sailors, others sent prisoners to Lille.
Madame Campan keeps a boarding-school at
St. Germain, and has fifty-six scholars.1 Her
husband lives with her, and teaches the children
music, &c. Her father died quite insolvent. Her
sister, Madame Nugent, threw herself out of a
window upon her husband's being arrested and
herself denounced. I am assured that Madame
Campan was cruelly calumniated in the Revolution.
Isidore Lynch is here with Meade, doing
nothing and living upon nothing, from his having
remained en demi caractere in the French service.
Had he gone to England, he might have had a
regiment; and had he been zealous in the Revolu-
tion, he would have had a command.
i Madame Campan, femme d& chambre to Marie Antoi-
nette. Amongst her scholars were Napoleon's sister, Madame
Murat, and Mademoiselle Beauharnais (Pauline). She was
also appointed directress of the Orphan Establishment of the
Legion of Honour at Ecouen. Madame Campan was accused
of acting towards some of her kttves in a manner not highly
creditable to her character or their virtue.